UPDATE: Police in Pursuit of Vehicle in Concord

January 30, 2015 0:07 am · 44 comments

Police are in pursuit of a pick-up truck on Ygnacio Valley Rd. in Concord.

Police originally tried to pull the driver over in Clayton for a brake light violation, but the driver failed to yield and the pursuit began.

UPDATE, 12:08am: The driver turned on to Ayers from Ygnacio Valley Rd., and was driving on the wrong side of the street. Police decided to cancel the pursuit and let the vehicle go.

The vehicle is a stolen truck out of Concord. It’s a Chevy Silverado with a lock box in the back.

eric January 30, 2015 at 12:13 AM

Heard them going down Pine Hollow Rd. towards Clayton.

dumdum January 30, 2015 at 12:23 AM

Really? Why let them go? I don’t get it. If they fled they have something to hide, obviously. Just crazy.

concord res January 30, 2015 at 12:24 AM

Wait, what? Failing to yield, driving on the wrong side of the road and with a stolen vehicle?! Well I suppose the smart thing to do would be to let them go. Wth?

Z Man January 30, 2015 at 12:28 AM

Ditto Eric… Heard them fly down Pine Hollow, as well.

Nokeem January 30, 2015 at 12:29 AM

Get em get em get em

tarnation January 30, 2015 at 3:19 AM

Concord pd, what? What were you doing? Stolen truck and you let them go? Middle of the night on a thursday, how busy are the streets. Stop being so scared, when was the last time One of you got shot….thats right grow some take the town back, start fighting the good fight… good god men, murderers, rapists, pedophiles hiding living in plain site. Its like a movie version of hell, when I enter your town im always on guard and ready to defend myself to the death because of it.

AnonReformed January 30, 2015 at 5:35 AM

What a joke! Shoot out the tires, or is there no law and order in this area.

Anon January 30, 2015 at 6:23 AM

I think I heard him on our street last night. Had modified exhaust = loud. Was wondering what it was, knew it wasn’t one of the neighbors, loser didn’t realize it’s a dead end street.

GRX January 30, 2015 at 6:31 AM

Was it Al Gore’s lock box

buster January 30, 2015 at 6:31 AM

That sounds like my truck but mine is parked in my garage. Yesterday a guy pulls up next to me and asks if i’d like the dings in my truck fixed. I said no and he then asks if I’d like to sell it. Got a bad vibe from this interaction.

zorb January 30, 2015 at 6:39 AM

Does it have on star? Call them to shut the truck off if so.

ANON January 30, 2015 at 6:49 AM

Back in the day LAPD would chase you till you ran out of gas or crashed

thx4youropinion January 30, 2015 at 6:51 AM

S/he can probably be busted for leaving behind “thumb prints.” It’s just a matter of time. : )

Dawg January 30, 2015 at 7:24 AM

It’s good they let him go, otherwise he probably would have crashed and the owner would be stuck with a wrecked truck. At least this way he may get it back in one piece.

Change your policy January 30, 2015 at 7:37 AM

This guy new if he got crazy, they would let him go. Typical flawed libtard thinking.

This policy encourages rather than deters dangerous pursuits.

Helicopters are great for pursuits. Is someone going to tell me there isn’t enough tax revenue for one ? Sure.

It nice January 30, 2015 at 7:44 AM

That there are so many police experts on Claycord. I think Concord PD should keep them on speed dial so when a pursuit starts they could tell the cops when to keep chasing and when it’s too risky. Of course we would need lots of them signed up because many would be playing Grand Theft Auto and too busy to answer .

S. Hagar January 30, 2015 at 8:03 AM

was it a three lock box?

but seriously, that’s pretty bad police work.

Sick Of It January 30, 2015 at 8:11 AM

The driver turned on to Ayers from Ygnacio Valley Rd., and was driving on the wrong side of the street. Police decided to cancel the pursuit and let the vehicle go.

All the more reason to stay on them, especially when they were in a pick-up truck vs a car at that time of night.

Okay so much for my arm chair opinions.

D January 30, 2015 at 8:19 AM

If they had continued pursuing and the suspect crashed head-on with another car you would all be singing a different tune, blaming the police for chasing someone in such a dangerous manner.

@Change your policy January 30, 2015 at 8:20 AM

I think the policy has more to do with the lawyers than the politicians.

@D January 30, 2015 at 8:51 AM


I was going to say the same thing, but you beat me to it.

KenInConcord January 30, 2015 at 8:55 AM

Support the Police!!!

At the time the pursuit was called off the only violation was a burned out tail light, It about ten minutes later that they figured out that it was stolen truck.

I love the posters that say “Flying past me” Speeds during the pursuit were 45 mph on pine hollow and 55 mph on Ygnacio…. They must be terrified every day during the commute hour.


Risk vs. reward January 30, 2015 at 9:06 AM

You guys are all morons. If the bad guy hits your family or some other innocent person the City will be on the hook for it. For a stolen truck. Not worth it. Be glad CPD had the wisdom to call it off. The cops didn’t want to let him go either, but it was the wiser choice. Love the experts on here…morons.

Hmmmmmm January 30, 2015 at 9:07 AM

Why let them go? If they steal trucks, who knows what else the fools are up to. Disgusting. Hope they get caught by the law and by Mother Karma.

PhilthyPHRESH January 30, 2015 at 9:11 AM

All you police critics would jump on the other side of shots were fired or they pitted the truck into your front door.

73 MONTE CARLO January 30, 2015 at 9:39 AM

It’s not worth the risk to continue the chase, and as usual, some people will never get it.

I’m glad CPD had the common sense to call it off.

Silva January 30, 2015 at 9:40 AM

High speed urban chases are not worth the price.

anon January 30, 2015 at 9:52 AM

Agree with D & Risk vs. reward. No innocent life is worth losing over this POS!

No /risk v rewards January 30, 2015 at 9:56 AM

Law is pretty clear . City is not on the hook.Doesnt mean the cops should never quit chasing though.

Rollo Tomasi January 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM

@ AnonReformed:

Shoot out the tires? What a maroon. You must be quite the marksman to be able to hit a target moving 45-55 mph while chasing from behind. And what do you suppose happens when a fully inflated car tire gets hit with a hollow point round? I hope you had your sarcasm button turned on and I just missed it.

PO'd January 30, 2015 at 12:35 PM

So, let me make sure I’ve got this right-if you drive on the wrong side of the street, then CPD will stop the pursuit? There’s a hot tip for those doing GTA.. Wonderful.

Change your policy January 30, 2015 at 12:37 PM

@ Risk vs. reward

Moron ? If the police let them all go, they will learn to run every time. An increase in pursuits is more dangerous.

Add to that, the very real possibility that an arrest may have taken a violent criminal off the street who was running because he was wanted. (Law abiding people don’t run for a broken tail light)

Finally, let’s talk RESPONSIBILITY. If you run from the police which results in an injury accident, YOU are responsible. Not the police.

If the law says otherwise, then we need to change the damn law.

Otherwise, why have a law in the first place ?

ale January 30, 2015 at 12:37 PM

So yall would prefer the truck end up embedded in someone’s house or kills another driver? That’s why they call off pursuits in residential areas

The Judge January 30, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Brain mass splatter on the windshield of this stolen truck would make for a more interesting story and also stop the criminals fleeing police. As long as there is no penalty for running they will continue to do so.

ConcordMike January 30, 2015 at 1:26 PM

Now this is something I would like to get a reverse 911 call about. Something similar to “Concord and Clayton residents, please look out your windows and phone 911 if you observe (description of person or vehicle).”
Is this possible?
Seems like with all the tech we have today, this should be possible. We all need to play a part if we want a safe place to live.

Bio Student January 30, 2015 at 1:38 PM

I was on my way to class Wed. coming down willowpass into Concord It was around 9:30am . There was a older 4 door rusty colored car with a white/hispanic male driving really fast (for that entering the pass) with his hazards on… headed out of Concord. He had two cops chasing him, sirens going.. and I remember thinking 1. the sirens aren’t very loud 2. he is going to kill somebody. Not all chases need to be high speed (he was maybe doing 50-55) to be considered dangerous. I see people who are risking the lives of others on the road daily. Always putting their own want before anyone else. It doesn’t matter if it’s texting, make-up, aggressive lane changes, speeding, dancing.. I mean who needs to be dancing around shaking the car at 70 mph blowing smoke out the window? and not to mention smoking weed like it’s legal. I used to work at a liquor store.. most of the people coming in for booze at lunch were soccer moms and professionals that are always shaking their fingers at everyone else. How are the police supposed to protect us from everything all the time?

ConcordMike January 30, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Most citizens don’t understand, that when a police vehicle is chasing a suspect, several units will be responding from miles away at a very high rate of speed to get to the area for several reasons:
1. Backup for originating officer(s)
2. Participate in pursuit if it is still in progress when they reach their jurisdiction
3. Assist in restraint and arrest when the pursuit does finally end

And this does not consist of only Concord PD. The pursuit is sent to neighboring agencies who are in position in case the pursuit heads their direction, but these other agencies will respond to assist either way.

So for this pursuit last night, it most likely would have led to 15 to 20 police vehicles from as far as Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, CHP, CoCo Sheriff, BART, Pittsburg, etc., etc.

Remember the Stockton Bank Robbery Hostage pursuit? Must have been 100 police units in that video.

Just sayin' January 30, 2015 at 1:50 PM

Shoot out the tires, huh? I guess ignorance truly is bliss…

Shooting tires is dangerous. January 30, 2015 at 5:42 PM

They should have shot the key out of the ignition so the vehicle would coast safely to a stop.

AnonReformed January 30, 2015 at 6:26 PM

Ya’all missed the comment, SHOOT OUT THE TIRES, end of story.

AnonReformed January 30, 2015 at 6:29 PM

As well, idiots, any reasonable person would want this a$$hole off the road. Because s/he will kill someone on their own, soon enough without any help from the police.

Libtard morons!

Hubby's off duty Sergeant January 30, 2015 at 6:29 PM

Thank you CPD for all you do. You have a very hard job to do. It’s damn if you and damn with you don’t for many people on here. Keep up the good work. Many of us appreciate all you do.

Hubby's off duty Sergeant January 30, 2015 at 8:31 PM

I meant to say you’re damn if you do and damn if you don’t.

Eric January 30, 2015 at 9:53 PM

LOL at all these people that don’t understand police procedure, they call off a chase when it gets too dangerous, wrong side of the road at high speeds in a residential area is very risky… They didn’t let him go, they just call off the chase to let it settle down, and then get him later.

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